Aborigines to Ask Prince William for Missing Historical Head

The Aborigines of Australia stated Friday, January 15, that they will ask Prince William of Wales for help in finding and returning the head of an indigenous warrior when he visits Sydney next week.William-Harry-Painting

The British prince, aged 27, will be visiting the country after his stint in New Zealand. It will be his first visit in the country since he was a baby in 1983 when he accompanied his parents, the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and Princess of Wales, Princess Diana.

The second-in-line to the British throne will be representing his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, when he meets the leaders of the indigenous people Tuesday, January 19.

The name of the warrior whose head is missing is Pemulwuy. He was born in 1750 and has opposed the British settlement. He was shot in 1802 and his head was cut, put into a jar and sent to England. It was never seen since then.

The Aborigines greatly respect the remains of their ancestors, that’s why getting the head is important to them.

This is the third news about the prince for this month, the first two are his earning of his Royal Air Force pilot wings and the release of his first oil painting with brother Prince Henry of Wales (painting pictured).